Commercial trucks can weigh up to 40 tons when loaded to federal capacity, which means that a crash can cause catastrophic personal injury. In 2012, the state of Arizona saw more than 2,500 tractor-trailer accidents as reported by Arizona Department of Transportation crash statistics. Even more truck accidents included concrete mixer trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, and wrecker or tow trucks. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia states that there were 65 fatal large-truck accidents in Arizona that same year.
Innocent motorists can suffer a number of different accidents due to a negligent truck driver. Side-swipe accidents are the most common, in which a trucker fails to check for adjacent traffic before changing lanes or making a wide turn. Truck drivers can also cause a rear-end accident, head-on collision, jackknife accident, or truck rollover. Additionally, an underride accident could occur if a rear-guard is not installed according to federal trucking regulations. All of these accidents can cause broken bones, head injuries, or spinal cord injuries for victims involved. Make sure you are properly compensated by retaining a skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney.
Our firm invests in your future by working with the best professionals and experts to investigate your case. We thoroughly prepare for trial and gather evidence so that your case is as strong as possible. Our awards and recognitions speak volumes for our standing with clients and peers alike. Attorney William Friedl has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 – 2013 lists of Arizona Super Lawyers® and he also has an AV Preeminent® Rating with Martindale-Hubbell®. Contact our firm today for the counsel and representation that you need after a serious trucking accident.
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